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Definition of Shop


  1. A person's occupation, business, profession, or the like, as a subject of attention, interest, conversation, etc.; -- generally in deprecation.
  2. A place where any industry is carried on; as, a chemist's shop;
  3. any of the various places of business which are commonly called offices, as of a lawyer, doctor, broker, etc.
  4. Any place of resort, as one's house, a restaurant, etc.
  5. imp. of Shape. Shaped.
  6. A building or an apartment in which goods, wares, drugs, etc., are sold by retail.
  7. A building in which mechanics or artisans work; as, a shoe shop; a car shop.
  8. To visit shops for the purpose of purchasing goods.

Shop Quotations

I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing 'Happy Birthday.'
Steven Wright

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.
Joan Rivers

I believe everyone should have a good death. You know, with your grandchildren around you, a bit of sobbing. Because after all, tears are appropriate on a death bed. And you say goodbye to your loved ones, making certain that one of them has been left behind to look after the shop.
Terry Pratchett

You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different.
Neil Gaiman

Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.
Camille Paglia
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Shop Translations

shop in Afrikaans is winkel
shop in Danish is butik
shop in Dutch is zaak, winkel
shop in French is magasin, boutique
shop in Italian is impresa
shop in Norwegian is forretning, butikk
shop in Portuguese is loja
shop in Spanish is tienda, quehacer, ir de compras
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